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Flyer for the exhibition “La nuova concezione artistica” (The new artistic conception), Galleria Azimut, Milan, 1960

Inv.-No.: mkp.ZERO.1.VII.124, Holdings Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

In addition to the curators Enrico Castellani and Piero Manzoni, several artists from the "Abendausstellungen" (evening exhibitions), organizied in Düsseldorf by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene, also take part in the exhibition.

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Heinz Mack, Diagram, 1971

50 x 65 cm, Filzstiften und Schreiber auf Papier, Inv.-No.: mkp.ZERO.1.IV.25, Holdings Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

The diagram visualises the relationships between different artists and artists’ groups. Heinz Mack drew it probably during the preparation of the exhibition “Radius ZERO” that was planned at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. The exhibition did not take place.

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Event „ZERO: Edition, Exposition, Demonstration“, Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, 1961

Inv.-No.: mkp. ZERO.1.V.201, Holdings Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf. Foto: Paul Brandenburg.

The event „ZERO: Edition, Exposition, Demonstration“ was organised by Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker at the Galerie Schmela in Düsseldorf, and presented the third issue of the magazine “ZERO”. From then on, Günther Uecker belonged to the “inner circle” of the movement.

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Exhibition „Zero: Mack, Piene, Uecker“, Howard Wise Gallery, New York, 1964

Inv.-No: mkp.ZERO.1.V.70, early legacy of Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf. Photo: Heinz Mack.

The invitation to the United States, together with the exhibition at the McRoberts Tunnard Gallery in London and the participation at the Documenta 3 within the same year, was the highlight of the cooperation between Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker.

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Invitation „Zero-Mitternachtsball“ [midnight prom], Rolandseck station, Remagen, 1966

Inv.-No: mkp.ZERO.1.VII.131, early legacy of Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

After the opening of the exhibition „Zero in Bonn“ at the Städtischen Kunstsammlungen [Urban art collection of] Bonn, the end of the cooperation between Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker was celebrated at Rolandseck station in Remagen.

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Invitation 1st Evening exhibition, 1957

Gladbacher Straße 69, Düsseldorf. Inv.-No: mkp.ZERO.1.VII.71, early legacy of Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

In 1957, Heinz Mack and Otto Piene opened the first of their so-called „Abendausstellungen“ [evening exhibitions], which could be seen for one evening in the studio spaces of the two artists, located at Gladbacher Straße 69 in Düsseldorf.

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Invitation 4th Evening exhibition, 1957

Gladbacher Str. 69, Düsseldorf. Inv.-No: mkp.ZERO.1.VII.7, early legacy of Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

The fourth evening exhibition was crucial for the development of ZERO. For the first time, works distancing themselves from the Informel by reducing the pictorial means were on display. According to the memory of the artists, the name ZERO was established after the exhibition had closed.

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Delivery note  5th Evening exhibition, 1957

Gladbacher Str. 69, Düsseldorf. Inv.-No: mkp.ZERO.2.III.69, legacy Otto Piene, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

As shown on the delivery note, 350 invitations were printed for the fifth evening exhibition.

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Invitation 7th evening exhibition “Das rote Bild” (The red picture), 1958

Gladbacher Str. 69, Düsseldorf. Inv.-No: mkp.ZERO.1.VII.55, early legacy of Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

The seventh evening exhibition consisted exclusively of works that had red as their dominating colour. For this exhibition, the first issue of "ZERO" magazine was published by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene.

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Invitation 8th evening exhibition „Vibration“, 1958

Gladbacher Str. 69, Düsseldorf. Inv.-No: mkp.ZERO.1.VII.56, early legacy of Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

The eighth evening exhibition, originally planned by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene under the title "Raster" [grid], focussed on the topic of vibration, which was an important topic for ZERO. On occasion of this exhibition, the second issue of "ZERO" magazine was published.

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Poster promoting the exhibition „Vision in Motion – Motion in Vision“, 1959

Hessenhuis, Antwerpen. Inv.-No: mkp.ZERO.1.VII.33, early legacy of Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

The exhibition did not have a title at first, but was later named after the catalogue text „Vision in Motion - Motion in Vision“ by Marc Callewaert. Even though his name was not shown on the poster, Günther Uecker also participated in this exhibition.

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Exhibition „Forum 62“,, 1962

St. Pietersabdij, Gent. Inv.-No: mkp.ZERO.1.V.52, early legacy of Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf. Photo: Heinz Mack.

The exhibition was divided into two parts: "Confrontation", which included works of artists of different backgrounds, and "ZERO". The special feature of the ZERO-part was that the works were placed freely in the room with the help of stands, instead of being hung up on a wall.